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  1. Bravo!! You make a fantastic point!! Very well said!!
  2. I also read the above quote elsewhere online. Well, if thats the case, the police should be arresting all EMT's for wearing the state patch which has the same state seal on it and is worn as part of the uniform of MANY EMS agencies throught the state! See my member image to the left of this post!!
  3. In my dept. here on LI, when you first join you are on probation. It could be anywhere from 6 months to a year. During your probation time you are not allowed to have a light (Here on LI it's a green light). Once you are off probation and are now considered a regular member, you can have green lights on your vehicle. The green light is not exclusively for responding to the building, but also if you are responding to the scene. As a probationary member you are not allowed to respond to the scene, as a regular member you can. Also probies rushing to respond to the building without any regul
  4. Pretty much the same thing here in NY.................................. The NYS Statewide Basic Life Support Adult and Pediatric Treatment Protocols designed by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services of the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council. These protocols have been reviewed and approved by the New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC) and the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council (SEMSCO). The protocols reflect the current minimally acceptable statewide treatment standards for adult and pediatric
  5. Yea, I smoke. Tried to quit so many times!! I smoke while on duty. Where acceptable and after patient is transported to hospital. There is a smoking area at the three hospitals we usually go to for EMS personnel. Let me tell you, it seems a lot of ems workers smoke!!! I've never seen the smoke area empty!!
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